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, he heard his wife, jennifer. i heard her say that she would need to get dressed. and need to get her purse and checkbook to get to the bank. hayes drove jennifer to the bank. petrified, she told the teller, she needed to withdraw $15,000. police say hayes and petit returned home where she was sexually assaulted. the girls were tied to their beds. petit said he may have heard the men's voices and moaning. someone said, are you all right? it's going to be all over in a couple of minutes. it was a different tone. it was much more sinister. i felt a jolt of adrenaline. and thought it's now or never in my mind. at that moment, i thought they were going to shoot all of us. petit managed to get his hands untied, but not his feet. i hopped up to the stairs. got to the top and fell. still pound, petit literally rolled to a neighbor's house. his wife and daughters died after the suspects set the home on fire. the men were caught later by police while driving the family's minivan. the defense chose not to cross-examine dr. petit. >> to question him would be disastrous for the hearts of the jury
. william petit, his wife, jennifer and two daughters, haily and mckayla were asleep in their home. these ex-convicts broke in, allegedly tied up william and attacked his wife and children. >> caused such drama it affects people for years to come. >> reporter: police were tipped off when the intruders took jennifer to a bank and forced her to withdraw thousands from her account. a bank teller called police but by the time they arrived, the two children and mother were dead. house burned to the ground. they tried to escape but crashed into a barricade. william petit, who barely made it alive, suffered severe injuries. at a memorial service days later, he spoke about the tragedy. >> i guess if there's anything to be gained from the senseless deaths of my beautiful family, it's for us to all go forward. >> reporter: over the last three years he has launched a craw sad to have both men convicted and executed for their crimes. fighting proposed bills to ban the death penalty in connecticut. dr. petit, the survivor, made his plea very public and the governor reportedly decided not to sign the bill
of jennifer pettitte going to that bank. this, as her husband, mr. william pettitte, takes the stand today. >> what an emotional day. we'll e go to that in a little bit. >>> we begin with a high-stakes day in politics. jon karl is covering it all. >> reporter: good morning, george. as you said, there's seven primaries today. but the eyes of the political world are all on tiny delaware. it's here that the tea party movement is trying to score its biggest upset yet. meet christine o'donnell, the tea party candidate most feared by the republican establishment. >> there is a tidal wave coming to delaware. and we -- we are riding it. and he is drowning in it. >> reporter: she has twice run for the senate. and twice lost. but this time, she has sarah palin. >> hi. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: o'donnell is up against one of delaware's most popular political figures, congressman mike castle. republican leaders think he is their only chance of winning joe biden's old senate seat. >> if she were, by some miracle to be our nomin
jennifer hawke-petit and her two daughters in 2007. a lawyer for the next suspect, joshua komisarjevsky held a news conference to correct what he called a misimpression of the petit family. he said the youngest daughter had not been raped but had been sexually assaulted. more on that later. you recall the video of jennifer hawke-petit withdrawing $15,000 before her murder. police testified hayes took her to the bank while the alleged accomplice held the family hostage. yesterday authorities released video from a gas station where one of the suspects allegedly purchased $10 worth of gas that would be used to burn down the petit's home. when she got back from withdrawing money, jennifer hawke-petit was sexually assaulted and strangled. her daughters were tied to beds and died in the fire that was then set. dr. william petit was injured but survived the attack. there's been testimony from police about cell phone text messages that the suspects allegedly sent to each other hours before the home invasion. 7:45 p.m., hayes texted, i'm champing at the bit to get started. need a margarita soon.
need a transfusion. he was left for dead in the basement while jennifer hawks petit was taken to a bank and forced to withdraw $15,000. later that morning, petit told the jury he heard loud thumps upstairs and in a more sinister tone, don't worry. it's going to be over in a couple of minutes. jennifer petit was raped and strangled. the 11 and 17-year-old girls were tied to their beds and would die of smoke inhalation after they set fire to the house. petit eventually freed himself and yelled at a neighbor to call 911 saying, i thought time was of the essence and i needed to get help. in court, dr. petit never looked at his alleged attacker. there was no cross-examination by the defense. the trial could last up to two months. marcus solis, abc news, new haven. >>> bedbugs have been showing up in homes and in stores lately. and now they've shut down the main library in ft. myers, florida, too. a librarian found them crawling on some of the chairs, by the computers. those chairs were removed and exterminators called in. the bedbugs were found at another library branch last week. librarians
of dr. petit's family, his wife, jennifer and two daughters. >> the families are ready for this process to begin. and our hope is for justice to prevail. >> reporter: petit is supposed to describe for the first time, the home invasion. the sexual assaults. and the fire set to the home. and for the first time, we saw the surveillance image of mrs. petit at the bank. the bank teller that day was among the first to testify. telling the court that mrs. petit's hands were a little shaky. and that the wife said she had to withdraw $15,000 because her family was being held hostage. the bank teller said she alerted the bank manager, who also testified. telling the court that mrs. petit showed pictures of her daughters in her wallet. the court heard the 911 call from the bank manager who described the wife this way. she is petrified. then, dr. petit's neighbor took the stand. he heard someone calling his name. he opened his garage and saw a man lying in the driveway. i did not recognize him at first. his face was banged up. it just didn't look like dr. petit. he testified that inside the home, t
screen that jennifer hawke-petit took out to try to pay off the men that held them hostage. they said they would let them go, but, clearly, that wasn't the case. the prosecutor said, yes, my client did commit these crimes, but he should not be put to death. the defense said this was a robbery that got out of control. he should get life in prison with no chance of parole, but not the death penalty. prosecutors won't take that deal. they want the death penalty. this is a capital case, tamron. >> thanks, jeff rossen, the latest on that trial happening in new haven, connecticut. >>> right now in london outgoing bp ceo tony hayward is testifying about the gulf oil disaster. back in june he insisted he had little knowledge of decisions that contributed to the explosion aboard the deepwater horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers and, of course, triggered the massive oil spill we all watched play out. he also made this infamous comment. back in may. >> there's no one who wants this thing over more than i do. i want my life back. >> well, joining me now from london, daisy mcandrew of our briti
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